Once in Vancouver, things went so smoothly - customs, getting luggage, grabbing a taxi. Our 'home' was even ready when we arrived early. Our stay at The Lord Stanley has been wonderful. Our little apartment - about 600 square feet - is actually very functional. We have a bedroom, living room (sun was so bright the picture is dark - sorry)
a full bath, a kitchen with a built-in table,
office area, and a sitting room which is perfect for our luggage.
I found it on VRBO.com for about $100/night cheaper than renting direct! The location is perfect - right in the heart of everything. About a block away there is a United Nations of restaurants! The Safeway grocery store is 1 1/2 blocks. Stanley Park Lost Lagoon is 1 1/2 blocks.
We spent the first afternoon finding a place for lunch and wondering around. I forgot that places just open up to the weather. This a picture of Fatburgers - a great place for lunch!
The weather has been extremely hot for here - mid 90s! The forecast a week ago said 70s so we didn't pack shorts. On the way to Chicago, I checked the weather and we decided to bring the shorts we were wearing that day. Anyway, it is nice to have a washer and dryer because I wash those shorts every night!